Quarterly reports. Quarterly dividends. How about quarterly town meetings? Townspeople would gather to vote on a bunch of stuff once every three months, rather than having 20 or a dozen people \u2014 fewer, sometimes \u2014 showing up at town hall to decide issues one at time, whenever something needing a town vote comes up. The selectmen want to give the concept a try. After a brief discussion Sept 5, the selectmen reached a consensus for First Selectman Rudy Marconi to work plans for quarterly town meetings into their 2019 schedule, which is put out in November. Under the current system \u2014 calling a meeting whenever one\u2019s needed \u2014 town meetings occur fairly frequently. \u201cHow many did we have last year?\u201d Selectman Steve Zemo asked. \u201cWe had a lot,\u201d said Marconi. He didn\u2019t offer specifics. The only town meeting that is currently scheduled well in advance is the Annual Town and Budget Meeting in early May. Other town meetings are called as issues that need voting on come up \u2014 usually scheduled a few weeks or a month down the road. Marconi said the concept of quarterly \u2014 ar at least less frequent \u2014 town meeting was something Barbara Serfilippi, the recently retired town clerk, had sometimes talked about. It could mean less hassle and work for town officials and the bureaucracy that handles all the record-keeping. Quarterly town meetings also might draw more attendance, and that could broaden debate beyond folks with an immediate interest \u2014 horse people showing up for the hooved animal ordinance, beer lovers voting to allow food trucks at the brewery, environmentalists turning out of a town meeting on open space. The attendance issue is something the Charter Revision Commission\u2019s proposed charter changes seek to address in at least in the case of the Annual Town and Budget Meeting, by requiring a minimum turnout of 2% of registered voters for the meeting to be able to adjust town officials\u2019 budget proposals before sending them on to voters at referendum. A question with the quarterly town meetings concept is whether issues \u2014 and the people that bring them up \u2014 will be willing to wait. But the selectmen felt it was worth a shot. \u201cI think we could try it next year,\u201d said Selectwoman Barbara Manners.